Well, today I finally made it back in to the studio.
It is a fascinating process...coming back after being gone for quite some time.
My mind is overflowing with so many thoughts and ideas that I sit and wonder what to do...should I start painting with the colors of Lyon? Should I work out the shapes of the buildings in Lyon and turn those in to abstract? Should I start doing some brush painting? Should I start doing some collages? Should I paint fabric? Should I work on my felt?
Just what should I do? It is really hard to come back after being gone...
I had left a rather large piece of felt partly stitched (about a 30" x 30" piece) so I decided to try out my new eyes with George and see how that went. It went fine once I tuned him up and cleaned him out and gave him some new juice (as in oil) and the we were ready to do...but just what did I want to do with this piece?
After some thought I just started stitching. The flow of the machine and the color being laid down by the thread was mesmerizing. It felt good. It felt like what I should be doing. It was right. And I did a lot of problem solving during the process of finishing this piece.
So, now I am back in the groove...at least a little. I did some brush work on old maps and also on a piece of canvas I have painting. I have gotten my juices going again and now I can fall back in to the routine of making art....